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Kansas City Vacant Houses Endanger The Vulnerable
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There isn't much left of a KC house on Virginia Avenue and Brush Creek Boulevard after fire ate through the structure. The abandoned home sits just about a foot away from the house next door, so firefighters thought the fire might easily spread to that home where three people live, including a disabled woman and her 4-year-old grandson.
Local Hipsters Plan NYE
The final weekend of the decade in Kansas City has plenty to do, including live music, theater, movies and a citywide Kwanzaa celebration. Laying low until the ball drops? Check out a last-minute list of New Year's Eve options that should do the trick for anyone ready to bid au revoir to 2019.
Gas Price Envy
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WIS JOINS US NOW. EMILY: TRAFFIC IS MOVING AT A PRETTY GOOD PACE. DRIVERS WE SPOKE WITH SAY IT HAS NOT BEEN BAD. THEY SAY THE BIGGER RUSH WILL COME THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE OF HOW THE HOLIDAY FELL THIS YEAR. TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.
KC Contractor Targeted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the second time this year, a Kansas City man had his work truck full of tools stolen. The latest heist happened on Christmas night in the 1100 block of Fuller Avenue. It's also the same block where a man was murdered last year.
Panty Game Power Move
There was a time when only the Superbowl competed with the Victoria's Secret show in the annual audience rankings. Its annual show, with live music and the best supermodels in the world, achieved what Chanel, Dior or Balenciaga have not achieved: that public from all over the world stayed hooked to a television show.
Hong Kong Crackdown Cont'd
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police arrested 336 people during the Christmas holiday as the city's protest movement continues to simmer, an official said Friday. Chief police spokesman Kwok Ka-chuen told reporters that those detained between Monday and Thursday included 92 women and minors as young as 12.
Speaker Holds Trump Card
The House Democratic leadership has wanted no part of impeachment since the "blue wave" swept them back into power in the 2018 midterm elections. Speaker Nancy Pelosi made this explicit earlier this year in an interview with The Washington Post Magazine. "I'm not for impeachment," she said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a vote to keep the Likud party helm, the party said on Friday, in a boost ahead of what is likely to be a hard-fought general election in March.
Meth Town Kindness
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Kansas Needs Care
FORT SCOTT, Kan. - A slight drizzle had begun in the gray December sky outside Community Christian Church as Reta Baker, president of the local hospital, stepped through the doors to join a weekly morning coffee organized by Fort Scott's chamber of commerce.
Show-Me More Cash
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A record number of states, cities, and counties will hike their minimum wage in 2020, with parts of California seeing it go up to over $15. On Thursday, KCTV5's Greg Payne showed how the change in minimum wage locally depends on what side of the state line you are on.
Katie Calls Weather
Hide Transcript Show Transcript IT DID DROP OUR TEMPERATURES CONSIDERABLY FROM WHAT WE ENJOYED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS STORM AND THE FRONT THAT IT'S GOING TO DRAW THROUGH IS MORE -- IS STRONGER. LET ME USE THE CORRECT ENGLISH THAT WILL BE BRINGING NOT ONLY RAIN BUT POSSIBLY SOME THUNDERSTORMS, AND VERY GUSTY WINDS WITH IT.
Ed Sheeran - I See Fire (Kygo Remix) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .